City Residents Oppose Warehouse Project

Warehouse | Image by Roman Vyshnikov

Flower Mound residents oppose a proposed ten-warehouse business park project to be built on the west side of the town.

According to NBC 5 News, the City’s Planning and Zoning Commission voted on April 11 to reject the proposed plan for the warehouse project.

The vote came after a meeting that lasted over 4 hours. The discussion included a detailed presentation from the developer of the project and comments from dozens of residents.

The Planning and Zoning Commission and Town Council first received the proposal for the project — Cross Timbers Business Park — on August 30, 2021, from Crow Holdings.

The proposal included ten one-story buildings with a total area of 3,270,140 square feet and modifications to the compatibility buffer on the northwest quadrant to change the location of the masonry wall.

The project also included buildings up to 60 feet tall in a section of the property and up to 45 feet elsewhere. The project’s proposed location was north of Cross Timbers Road and west of FM 377 on approximately 263 acres.

During the meeting, Brad Cooper of Crow Holdings said the project would expand buffers, setbacks, and more trees to account for the requested 60-foot building, which is higher than the 45-foot limit the city zoning allows.

“This is going to be the nicest development in Texas for this type of use,” Cooper said.

Crow Holdings added that the project would generate an estimated $2 million in revenue for the town of Flower Mound and $7 million for Argyle Independent School District annually.

However, residents argued that the project was not suitable for the city.

According to NBC 5 News, Stacie Bambauer, a resident, said that bringing warehouses and delivery services into a city affects its residents.

Bambauer, who owns a home in the nearby Canyon Falls neighborhood, located north of the proposed development, said the fight against the project is not just a “not-in-my-backyard fight” for residents but a fight to say warehouses are not suitable in a residential area.

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